China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a vast country in Eastern Asia about the same size as the United States of America with the world's largest population, 1.355 billion according to the 2013 census.
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Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, China, and its second largest city after Shanghai.
Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a more recent contemporary ex-British influence.
Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in China, the country's main center for finance and fashion, and one of the world's most populous and important cities.
We treat two adjacent areas together as the Northern Central Region of China. One is the historical heartland of the country …
East China is a key area of China historically, politically, and economically. The region is an economic powerhouse beyond even the Pearl River Delta in South China.
Southeast China has always been outward-looking. Many of China's mariners and traders have come from this region and most overseas Chinese can trace their ancestry to the Southeast.
Southwest China is the most exotic area of China, home to many minority ethnic groups.
The Southern Central Region of China is largely an agricultural area, but it has some quite large cities and considerable industry as well.
North East China. In ancient times, this was an area of steppes and fierce nomadic tribes, outside the Great Wall built to protect China from those tribes.
North West China was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancient Silk Road, much desert terrain, and mainly Muslim inhabitants including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups.
The Yangtze is China's greatest river and a historic transport route. This is a huge river; it is over 6,000 km long, about the same as the Mississippi.